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Air Mobility Command Welcomes New Leadership

AMC COMMANDER

Gen Maryanne Miller is the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

On September 7, 2018, Miller became the first Reservist in history to achieve four-star status and lead AMC. In 2016, she became the first female Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command.

Miller was commissioned in 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at The Ohio State University. She is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in numerous aircraft such as the T-37, T-38, C-141B/C, C-5A/B, C-9A/C, C-40C, KC-10A and C-17.

Miller has commanded two wings and held numerous staff leadership positions at the unit, air staff, and joint staff levels. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia, and Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Georgia.

AMC DEPUTY COMMANDER

Lt Gen Jon T. Thomas is the Deputy Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Thomas graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1989. He has commanded operational flying units at the squadron, group, and wing levels, and is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in aircraft such as KC-10A, T-38A, C-17A, C-130E/J, C-20H, C-21A, C-37A, C-40B, T-38C, KC-135R.

His previous assignments include Chief, Program Integration Division, Headquarters United States Air Force; Deputy Director for Future Joint Force Development, Joint Staff/J7, Suffolk, Va.; Commander, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director of Strategic Plans, Requirements, and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.

Prior to his current position, Thomas served as Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

EXPEDITIONARY CENTER COMMANDER

Maj Gen John R. Gordy II is Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Expeditionary Center is the Air Force’s center of excellence for advanced combat support training and education. It provides operational control of the Expeditionary Operations School and administrative control for five wings and two groups within AMC.

Gordy received his commission through the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 1988. His career includes numerous operational and staff assignments, and he has commanded at the squadron and wing levels, and served as both a wing and numbered Air Force Vice Commander. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School and National War College. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Turkey.

Gordy is a master navigator with more than 4,700 flying hours in the C-130 E/H and T-43 aircraft.

 

18TH AIR FORCE COMMANDER

Maj Gen Sam C. Barrett is the Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As Air Mobility Command’s sole warfighting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is responsible for the command’s worldwide operational mission of providing rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response.

Barrett received his commission after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies. A command pilot with more than 4,400 flying hours, he has commanded an air refueling squadron, was Deputy Commander of the 22nd Operations Group at McConnell AFB, Kansas, served as the U.S. Transportation Command Liaison to North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command, and was Commander, 15th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Prior to his current assignment, he was Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois.

 

618TH AIR OPERATIONS CENTER COMMANDER

Brig Gen John D. Lamontagne is the Commander, 618th Air Operations Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The 618th AOC is responsible for operational planning, scheduling, directing, and assessing a fleet of more than 1,000 aircraft in support of combat delivery and strategic airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical operations around the world.

Prior to assuming his current position, Lamontagne was the Deputy Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration.

Lamontagne received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992.